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INDIAN LIVES: ESSAYS ON NINETEENTH- AND TWENTIETH-CENTURY NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS, edited by L. G. Moses and Raymond Wilson. University of New Mexico Press, 1720 Lomas Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87131-1591, (505) 277-2346, (505) 277-9270 FAX. Illustrated,index, notes, essay on sources. 237 pp., $13.95 paper. 0-8263-0815-5.

Originally published in 1985, this new printing contains biographies of eight Indian leaders (Maris Bryant Pierce, Nampeyo, Dr.Susan LaFlesche Picotte, Henry Chee Dodge, Charles Curtis, Luther Standing Bear, Minnie Kellogg, and Peterson Zah) who attracted notice for their outstanding efforts on behalf of their tribes. Many of those portrayed here were not born into tribes, but used, as did Charles Curtis, the Indianness they possessed to improve the lives of those they represented. New to this edition is additional information on the life of Peterson Zah. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Steve Brock

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